Men's Basketball Romps in Opener

Men's Basketball Romps in Opener

The Vermont Tech Men's Basketball team started the season with a bang. In the season, home and conference opener the men came out firing, starting the game on an incredible 28-0 run to easily defeat the opponents from Hampshire College.

The Knights continued the onslaught, finishing the first half up by a remarkable 45 points, going into halftime winning 50-5. The team shot 60% in the first half, 56.7% for the game while holding Hampshire to a dismal 14.3% shooting in the half and 13.9% overall for the game. Every player but one scored for the Knights, with three scoring in double figures.

Senior Kevin Carr (Westminster, MD) used hot shooting to lead all scorers swith 21 points. Carr was 8 for 10 from the floor, 3 for 4 from three point range and two for two from the free throw line. All of that was only in sixteen minutes of playing time. Freshman Mikal Williams (Willingboro, NJ) garnered a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, 9 coming on the offensive side, helping the Knights outrebound Hampshire by a total margin of 43-11.

The Knights used a balanced attack, with everyone contributing to capture the victory. Everyone on Vermont Tech played more than 10 minutes, 8 players on scored more than 5 points, 7 had 2 or more assists and 6 had 2 or more steals. The final turnover margin was 16-35 in favor of the Knights, and they finished with 16 assists on 34 baskets. Akhanda Shrestha led Hampshire with 8 points.

This was the first game for both teams. Hampshire College is 0-1, 0-1 while Vermont Tech is now 1-0, 1-0. The Knights next play the University of Maine Augusta at a neutral site, Southern Maine Community College in Portland, Maine at 8pm on Friday, November 11th.  

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